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Saudi threatens to lay seige to Qatar

Old Mar 10th 2014, 8:32 am
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Saudi Arabia has threatened to blockade its neighbouring Gulf State Qatar by land and sea unless it cuts ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, closes Al Jazeera, and expels local branches of two prestigious U.S. think tanks, the Brookings Doha Center and the Rand Qatar Policy Institute.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-...b_4930518.html

Sounds rather heated.
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What a mess. This should be interesting.
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scary stuff.
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Just in case...anybody got some temp space for 2 very nice war refugees from Qatar ? Oh...and 3 cats.
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My three year old doesn't behave this childishly

My bucket of shite is over flowing at the moment
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My three year old doesn't behave this childishly
When you go through life having everything done and handed to you and no one says No...and you think everyone else is untermenschen...
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When you go through life having everything done and handed to you and no one says No...and you think everyone else is untermenschen...
The lack of no is the root cause, it's truly terrifying.

That said I find the idea of gcc armies engaging each other utterly hilarious.

You can just imagine what it'd be like
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I somehow get the feeling that the recent sabre-rattling has something to do with the way the Russia-Ukraine situation has taken place; where the US gave the appearance of not willing to take any strong steps in favor of Ukraine...
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My bucket of shite is over flowing at the moment
16 days and I'm outta here
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That said I find the idea of gcc armies engaging each other utterly hilarious.

You can just imagine what it'd be like
Like this Singaporean soldier

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Default Re: Saudi threatens to lay seige to Qatar

Al Arabiya's editor-in-chief says Qatar has a " small state syndrome" .

Well we know why Al Arabiya would say that

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/faisal...usaolp00000592

Senior sources in Riyadh also say that following the toppling of Qaddafi in 2011, Saudi Arabia obtained audio recordings containing a conversation among top Qatari leaders discussing supporting an attempt to overthrow the Saudi monarchy. Unconfirmed reports hint that this audio recording was of Qatar's former Emir Sheikh Hamad and former Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim.

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Al Arabiya's editor-in-chief says Qatar has a " small state syndrome" .

Well we know why Al Arabiya would say that

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/faisal...usaolp00000592
wow if true

I'm loving the way the PAE 'story' on Qatar banning other gulfies from Harrods has been quoted in serious press in Egypt and Pakistan.

Bella Cockpit indeed

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I am usually a rather dour bastard, but the PAE and the follow up reports taken at face value have had me laughing all afternoon.
Bloody brilliant!
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Originally Posted by OleJanx View Post
I am usually a rather dour bastard, but the PAE and the follow up reports taken at face value have had me laughing all afternoon.
Bloody brilliant!
I do wish PAE would not disclose soo openly their satirical nature, it ruins the fun from what would otherwise surely be far more posters showing genuine umbrage.
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I do wish PAE would not disclose soo openly their satirical nature, it ruins the fun from what would otherwise surely be far more posters showing genuine umbrage.
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